James Iv

Tuesday 18th - Saturday 22th October

Scotland, 1504, seen fresh through the eyes of new arrivals Ellen and Anne, two Moorish women who were expected to take their place at a royal court….but not this one. Both women now have to fight to find and keep a place in the dazzling, dangerous world of the Scottish Court of James IV. It’s a world where war is never far away, words of love and promises of peace are not what they seem and where poets might turn out to be more dangerous than any assassin.


Employing the same wit and theatricality of the first three James Plays, acclaimed playwright Rona Munro takes you back to a thrilling and uncharted period of Scottish history in this brand new production. Join us on the journey.

“…the empathy and ambition of her (Rona Munro) and of Laurie Sansom’s productions…are matched only by their wit, punch and accessibility….this is theatre that mixes the political to fabulous effect.” The Times

“The main thing to say about Munro’s plays is that, while telling us a lot about Scottish history… These are unequivocally plays for today.”  The Guardian

“A feast of blistering emotion and theatrical might.” Daily Telegraph

Quotes relate to the first three James Plays


Turnbull / Fighter / Ensemble Ewan Black
James IV Daniel Cahill
Donald Malcolm Cumming
Dame Dounteboir Blythe Duff
Dunbar Keith Fleming
Margaret Sarita Gabony
Ellen Danielle Jam
Anne Laura Lovemore
Peter Thierry Mabonga
Douglas / Ensemble Samuel Pashby
Ensemble / Musician Gameli Tordzro


Set & Costume Designer Jon Bausor
Movement Director Neil Bettles
Sound Designer  Garry Boyle
Casting Director Laura Donnelly CDG 
Associate Director (Tour) Luke Kernaghan
Writer Rona Munro
Associate Director Rehearsals Jaïrus Obayomi 
Lighting Designer Lizzie Powell
Director Laurie Sansom 
Musical Supervisor Gameli Tordzro
Composer Venus Ex Machina